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Senate Israel/Palestine

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Wan McCartney, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    I think they like capital punishment as a threat in order to get more people to settle for sentences. Particularly in California cause they love the slave labor. I don't think the gov broadly actually believes in getting rid of capital punishment more than it supports it. If anything people making gestures just indicates that opposing it in rhetoric has become useful with a more vocal opposition, while they are secure in knowing it wont be removed by authorities
     
  2. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    In other, topic-related news, there's a good bit of effort being put in to deny Netanyahu and MBS may have just met.
     
  3. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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  4. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They always do that to save face on the Saudi side.

    Israel and the Saudi's have been sharing Intel on the Iranians (and before that Saddam Huessein in Iraq)since the mid 1990's but because the royal family likes to use the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to distract there own populace from their own oppressive policies they cannot publically acknowledge that they do.

    Its a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
     
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  5. bluealien1

    bluealien1 Jedi Master star 4

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    didn't that guy die by beheading?
     
  6. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    You really gotta narrow that down
     
  7. bluealien1

    bluealien1 Jedi Master star 4

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    i read that the guy who said it was beheaded but can't find the name. think he was a prince but cant remember.
     
  8. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord 5x Hangman Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    The quote about the guy being beheaded, comes from Star Trek Into Darkness:

    Kirk: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    Spock: An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
    Kirk: Well, it's still a hell of a quote.


    However, apparently it's first recorded in a Sanskrit text, and the writer is not thought to have been beheaded:

    https://slate.com/culture/2013/05/s...my-enemy-guy-really-killed-by-his-friend.html
     
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  9. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    Thank you Mr. Spock
     
  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I worked with a guy who was a LA homicide detective for 26 years. He said they basically only ever thought of the death penalty as a bargaining chip, to say "hey plead and we'll take the death penalty off the table".

    So yeah, they just use it like the thugs they are. Which is basically just as bad.
     
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  11. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    Jesus that is sad.
     
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  12. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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    Here we go again.
     
  13. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    And I used to think changing governments every 8 months on average was peak political instability...
     
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  14. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    More along the lines of parliamentary diarrhea, with a side of incontinence.
     
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  15. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  16. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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  17. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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  18. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That’s disgusting. US aid to Israel should be halted immediately upon Biden‘s first day in office until this is reversed. It should be halted anyway, but this is the perfect opportunity to punish the Netanyahu government for its horrific behavior.
     
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  19. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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